Brewed by Haacht
Style: Abbey Tripel
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Instead of the old 8° tripel, the Prior is the newest abbey-offering by Haacht.

Borup's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (8225) - Albertslund, - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle from Fakta. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel, spice and fruity notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1105) - HONG KONG - AUG 29, 2015

330 ml bottle bought at 759 Store in Sheung Shui Centre.

Looks: Cleargolden honey with very thin haze of yeast sediments; Two finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with quite fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant sweet malt, with refreshing strong herbs, banana, light vanilla, light caramel, wheat, molasses, bread, strong Bel yeast, thin lemon and thin grass.

Taste: Med to strong sweet malt, with banana, caramel, light wheaty tartness, light dark fruits, fairly strong alcohol, sugar, strong Bel yeast, strong lemon peels, spices, fairly strong bitter hops and herbal grass.

Body: Medium body. Slick and fairly smooth palate.

Mouth Feel: Solid maltyness in fairly rich body despite presence of moderate wheaty tartness. The strong thyme-like herbs carry well from arome onto taste. Bnana ester, spices and herbs mix well with lemon zesty hops. Sweet and alcoholic. Refreshing and nice!

Hoppiness: Strong herbs, thin lemon and thin grass in nose. Strong lemon rind, strong thyme, strong spice and grass in taste. Bitterness is moderately strong for an abrupt, mid-astringent sweet bitter finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Crisp, herbal and fairly boozy to mouth.

Comments: Another nice and inexpensive scoop from 759 after the surprisingly good Secret Des Moines Triple. Unlike the previously low-blow Tongerlo Blonde and Brune, this Tripel really means business with strong and refreshing herbal aroma and taste for a very nice first impression. Strong lemon and spicy hops mixed with typical Tripel full maltyness, good looks, booze and bitterness. In essence its thyme-like herbs make it shines through. A winner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (324) - HONG KONG - AUG 23, 2015
Hazy golden with big head. Malty aroma and taste. Taste adds lots of bread and Belgian yeast. Decent ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (4069) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Pours yellow with a nice head, aroma of fruits, peach, apples, flavor of alcohol, sugar, fruits, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
DroolYeast (459) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aroma of fruity, malty alcohol. Some spices. Hazy golden amber, white head, lasting. Moderate sweetness, light bitterness. Full body, oily texture, light carbonation, sweet spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2691) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2015
0,33 l bottle BB 22.07.16 Golden color, hazy and with a rocky white foam head. Lively carbonation. Medium sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Raijmond1 (5) - Goes, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015 does not count
Prior abdij bier Heerlijke trippel. Zoete smaak en prima afdronk Kleur licht amber Mooie schuimkraag

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ivardo (96) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
overtheline (90) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
330 ml bottle pours a crystal clear deep gold with large white head that dissipates quickly. Sweet estery nose with bubblegum and ripe fruit. This delivers a lot on taste, more fruity bubblegum and overripe fruits. High carbonation, medium body. Nice bitter twang in the tail and then when the show is almost over we get some rising warm alcohol. Stone the crows, yet another fabulous tripel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Keukeman (36) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
Drank this after canooing today, fine beer amber colour and sweet taste. Cheers, hehe .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (555) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 10, 2015
butelka, warka do 15-11-15. Bardzo wysoka piana, biala, ladna, samo piwo klarowne jesli nie wzburzyc osadu drozdzowego., jasno-midowe. Aromaty glownie fenolowe - pieprz, jakies ziolka przyprawowe. troche tez owocow a la brzoskwinia, moze jablko (takie normalne, nie to niedojrzale). dosc ostry ten aromat. w smaku lagodniej, slodkawo-przyprawowo na pieprzowa nute. alkohol czuc nieco, ale nie nahalnie. goryczka niewysoka. ciala niezbyt wiele. rzeskie. fajne. ale kapke zbyt w strone przyprawowosci jak na moj gust

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